Memory loss after surgery

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Avatar n tn a related discussion, <a href='/posts/san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>/488106'>pumphead</a> was started.
Avatar n tn My question is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> can I assume the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is due to the surgery and when should I begin to feel concerned? During the weeks before the surgery I noticed some "an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan> of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan>" but I thought it was the stress of surgery since the aneurysm was found while trying to get clearance for a LapBand Surgery. My husband had no symptoms at all and originally did not want to undergo the procedure.
Avatar n tn Losing a whole day, and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havingan> some <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> problems for awhile <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> open heart is not that uncommon. What he might be going through is problems with his meds. You can take a list of all of them to your pharmacist to ask what the possible side effects are. I'm a little surprised his Cardio Dr has'nt thought about this. Or has your husband not mentioned the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> problems to his Dr yet?
Avatar f tn in all these an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan>es, she lost most of her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> but remembered few persons which were important to her. her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lastan> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> was occured on 28th august, 2009 due to another surgery meant for cleaning out the tumour from her whole body. this time she dun remember aNYTHING except one person. is there any chance of recovery of her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan>? also i wanted to know that if she lost her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan>, is it gone forever or can she be able to remember any part of it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> another an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan>?
Avatar n tn In 2007 he had a hip replacement done and ended up an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havingan> 3 operations within one week because of complications. My question is could the buildup of medications etc cause him to now have <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, language skills an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan> and tremors in his right hand. He walked in to the hospital on crutches and now is dependent on a wheelchair.
Avatar m tn an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> she stopped taking the pain medication (oxicodine) she has <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. at first it was little things, but now she an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> not know what year it is, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> old she is, or that she just had surgery. She an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> have some an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan>, like she knows who me and my sister are and what she an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> for work. another symptom is that she says her body is soar, like she lifted a bunch of weights. We are looking for any type of input/advise. Her doctors have been doing every test and scan.
Avatar m tn it is the temporary an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan>, impaired vision and slurred speech observed right <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> surgery in many heart bypass patients. The underlying cause for the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> effects is not clearly known but usually clears up in few months. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond. I wish your father well going forward.
Avatar f tn I had major <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> issues <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> surgery 10 years ago. It is now so much better but I worked at it. I read that doing puzzles like crosswords, word search etc help. I did them a lot! I used to have a photographic an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> &amp; that is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> gone, but it has improved a ton. I used to be driving &amp; had no clue where I was. I could not remember simple words for things. It was scary. Now I can remember most things. I do use a lot of post its tho to make sure I remember appts etc.
Avatar f tn Hello, Short term <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> brain surgery is more common than you might think. Let me break this into a two part answer, first the basic info about standard approaches, and second, what I have seen happen over the years working with patients that had brain trauma from different sources; First, Rehabilitation an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> brain tumor surgery that results in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan> typically involves psychotherapy and cognitive therapy.
Avatar f tn an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>afteran> finishing up with surgery, 4 rounds of chemo &amp; 30 rounds of radiation I am now taking Femara. I am wondering if this drug in any way effects the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan>, or thought process. I have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havingan> a lot of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lossan> and confusion when speaking. It's like I know what I want to say but sometimes can't seem get the correct words out. any help would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn He reads text, travels, meet people but nothing remains in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 2-3 days even <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>fter</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> repetitions. Over the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lastan> some months his cortisol levels were noted to be 4-5 times the normal. also an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havingan> a feeling of heaviness &amp; pain over the areas above ears. MRI report san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ing nothing. Neurologists are of the opinion that this could be a hippocampal damage or pseudo-dementia. His routine has also got a lot difficult &amp; he notes everything in his diaries.
Avatar m tn Hi, I hope you get more responses because I'd like to know the same thing. I really don't thing they cause alzheimer's or Dementia but <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> can be quite varied in degree. I've been on Xanax .5mg for anxiety, agitation, depression for about 2 years. about 6 months ago I've found that my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memoryan> is profound compounded by disorientation. Like you, I lose things break china and glassware regularly. Don't know the day of the week the date and even the time of day.
Avatar n tn When the blackness cleared, i wasnt clear for 30 seconds what happened. Basically a 30 second <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>memory</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>loss</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. I aM CONFUSED and a little worried as well. I do work a lot and obviously due to work, i can say that stress is there. But, i seriously dont think i should have a stress attack at ejaculation. Secondly, I do not trust the Danish medics. Some of my closed ones have experienced worse due to the Danish medics unawarenss of the diseases and patients.